The Smiths

The Smiths

Classic Album of the Week: The Smiths’ Debut Remains an Album to Fall in Love with All Over Again - Consequence of Sound

By Libby Cudmore
Not even Morrissey's latter-day sins can taint the pure love listeners feel for this record

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Warner Bros Germany praising The Smiths debut album. Calling it a reference work - thread posted by the.legend

Ein Album, das zum Referenzwerk wurde: "The Smiths" feiert 35. Geburtstag - Warner Music Germany

Ranking: Every Song by The Smiths from Worst to Best

All 72 songs that helped define a generation of misfits straight outta Manchester

"We revisit our definitive Smiths ranking as their debut turns 35 this week."

A huge slice of subjectivity with a comment on each track from 72->1.
haven’t seen most of these photos before and it’s all very atmospheric with the soundcheck too. there’s a description on the video explaining the story behind them.

I'm certain the person running that page frequents here, but wouldn't mind these being reproduced here for discussion as they are interesting to say the least.
Also, credit to Gary Gittings for sharing them there - I hope his caps lock button gets fixed soon :)

Hopefully, the FB crappy image compression doesn't ruin them.


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Found this on the Oasis subreddit. Somehow, it works…

An anonymous person also added:

I like it! This article explains how this was accomplished. Did you know This Charming Man and Live Forever have the same chord structure? Coincidence??
Posted in the Domu Kafe YouTube Channel:

Suffer Little Children - The Smiths: Decibelle demo 1982
The first demo recording made by The Smiths at Decibelle Studios, Beehive Mills. The recording was made on a summers night in 1982.

Set to premiere Dec. 15, 2019:

I want a boy for my birthday


Suffer: Vox

Suffer: Hofner & Gretsch

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Hoping for a Smiths reunion, but being realistic about it.

Excerpt posted by SuedeMoz:

Random question: Would you rather see a Smiths reunion or a Talking Heads reunion?
Oh, shoot. Shoot. I think a Smiths reunion because the Talking Heads reunited for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sure, but it was three songs 17 years ago.
Yeah, but you can see what it looked like. That’s something. To me, because the Smiths seems more impossible, that’s why it’s like, “Oh, my God.” People would freak out. Can you imagine the venue they would play? I actually think they could play a football stadiums.

I think they could do 20 nights at Wembley Stadium, minimum.
Yeah! People would freak out!

I think these are beefs that go back decades and often they are tied up in legal issues that really cause insane bitterness....
Were you there when Morrissey and The Smiths rocked Lancashire - Lancashire Post

The Smiths were one of the best loved bands of the 1980s.
Now a new book is set to look back at their famous live dates and the author needs your help to capture their Lancashire dates, as Mike Hill reports.

"Memories of their live dates are the stuff of musical legend and they played in Lancashire several times in their career. These recollections are to be captured in a new book, and a Manchester music historian wants to hear from fans who saw any of their Lancashire appearances to help him compile a ‘people’s history’ of the band. The Smiths, led by charismatic gladioli-clutching singer Morrissey and guitar-slinging sidekick Johnny Marr,...